Sunday, June 28, 2009

Well, I'm Off

With due apologies to John Denver - both for toying with his lyrics and mangling the metre to satisfy the ryhme scheme. (Original lyrics)

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go
My landlord's standing outside my door
I've paid the sweeper, car cleaner and the bai

It's coming on twilight, a new night is born
But the taxi's waitin', he's blowin' his horn
It suddenly seems too soon to say goodbye

Some'll miss me, or cry for me
But those who've heard a million jokes from me
Are probably glad to let me go :)

'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
It'll be a year before I'm back again
Oh, I've waited so long to go...

I've grown to love this crazy town
Finally found my feet, achieved some renown
Suddenly, now, these don't mean a thing

Every place I go, I experience anew
Every sight I see, I find fresh too
When I come back, my heart will once more sing

The last kisses, and smiles I see
Hugs and back slaps aplenty
She holds me like she'll never let me go

'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
It'll be a year before I'm back again
Oh, Gurgaon doesn't seem so bad anymore...

Now the time has come to leave India
And in spite of all said in the media
I can't wait to begin life in Sydney

I dream about the days to come
LOTS of travelling (and then some!)
And a whole new work culture awaits me

Oh, this confusing duality
This world that'll wait for me
And that one that's a distant land no more

'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
It'll be a year before I'm back again
And my spirits swing high and low

And I'm leaving on a jet plane
It'll be a year before I'm back again
Oh, I'm off to foreign shores

Yes I'm leaving on a jet plane
It'll be a year before I'm back again
What the future holds, who knows...

10 comments:

Mercury said...

Can't say that you particularly succeeded in not turning John Denver over in his grave :P

But Good on you, for trying!

Oh and I hope you have a wonderful stay in Sydney... All the best!!

indavao said...

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Divya said...

Wish u the very best at sydney!

Anonymous said...

Good luck at Sydney!

Here's a fun guy who's going to be at your firm in Sydney starting in Aug:
http://anandologue.blogspot.com/search/label/Internship

Wish you good luck.

SR

Raja Swaminathan said...

All the very best in Sydney !!!

tagskie said...

hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day! http://kantahanan.blogspot.com/

AC said...

Thanks guys :)

Arjun/Srikrishnan Ganesan said...

what happened to gudgaon?
good luck at sydney

meera said...

hey....guess i'm a little late...but have a ball down under...and if u do get to new zealand...i'm gonna be insanely envious :) too bad we couldnt catch while u were around..

AMIT said...

Its a good written from you.

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